One Day in Your Life (album)

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One Day in Your Life
Compilation album by Michael Jackson
Released March 25, 1981
Recorded May 1973 – December 1974
Genre Soul, R&B, Pop
Length 33:58
Label Motown
Producer Various
Michael Jackson chronology
Off the Wall
(1979)Off the Wall1979
One Day in Your Life
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
(1982)E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982
Singles from One Day in Your Life
  1. "One Day in Your Life"
    Released: March 25, 1981

One Day in Your Life is a compilation of Michael Jackson's mid-1970s recordings from when he was between the ages of 14 and 16, released by Motown Records on March 25, 1981. It was the first album by Michael Jackson be released in the 1980s. Two million copies were sold worldwide. Most of the tracks are from his fourth studio album, Forever, Michael. The other songs were taken from The Jackson 5 releases to pad the album's running time. Motown later admitted that the album was just a quick cash boost generating from the success of Jackson's Off the Wall album.

The title track became a worldwide hit, especially in the UK.

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Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "One Day in Your Life" Sam F. Brown III, Renée Armand 4:12
2. "Don't Say Goodbye Again (performed by the Jackson 5)" Pam Sawyer, Leon Ware 3:22
3. "You're My Best Friend, My Love (performed by the Jackson 5)" Brown, Christine Yarian 3:23
4. "Take Me Back" Edward Holland, Jr., Brian Holland 3:22
5. "We've Got Forever" Elliot Willensky 3:09
6. "It's Too Late to Change the Time (performed by the Jackson 5)" Sawyer, Ware 3:53
7. "You Are There" Brown, Rand Meitzenheimer, Yarian 3:20
8. "Dear Michael" Hal Davis, Willensky 2:33
9. "I'll Come Home to You" Freddie Perren, Yarian 3:00
10. "Make Tonight All Mine (performed by the Jackson 5)" Perren, Yarian 3:18